I just received this locomotive brand new via mail order. It has been acting up since I first started it a few days ago and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. Hoping it's something simple I can sort out as I'm 300 miles from nearest Lionel repairman. I've informed the retailer, but they are across the continent, so assistance is limited as are my options.
Here are some of the basic issues. As background info, I pulled the loco from the track and put another Legacy Loco on to ensure that my "system" is functioning as it should and it is. However, this is the first "new generation" Legacy Engine I've had so I manually keyed in all the info as per instructions I had found online (which is another story as none of that info was in the manual - I found that process a bit cumbersome, but it is sorted out):
- I can address the Locomotive with both my DCS and Legacy remotes. However, when I first put power to the track, it fires up rather than sitting with lights on waiting for signal from remote. From this point, I cannot get it to move with Legacy Remote (can access other commands like horn, bell, etc.). With DCS remote, I can get it to work and move from that mode. However some other functions like couplers, volume and smoke are intermittent.
- The first night I was able to get it to move with Legacy remote but ever since that time it has been acting as above. Seems like it's not "sensing" the Legacy signal fully?
Like I said, at first I thought I had an issue with my Legacy remote , so I put another Legacy loco on same track and all functions worked as they should.
I was so excited to get this loco and it's been a bit of a downer to have all these issues. Looking forward to your advice!